Women’s History Month Film Series

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Calumet City Public Library proudly presents the following films:

Thursday, March 2nd/Starts at 4pm/ 54 minutes: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice: The Pioneering African American Journalist:
Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period.

Thursday, March 9th/Starts at 4pm/1 hour 53 minutes: How it Feels to be Free:
How It Feels to Be Free takes an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and tells the story of how six trailblazing performers—Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier— changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.

Thursday, March 30th/Starts at 4pm/53 minutes: Michelle Obama: Life After the White House
Former First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA’S story has just begun. The Obamas have remained quite busy with their new life of activism which includes their issue-oriented production company, Higher Ground, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2020. Mrs. Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, has become the best-selling memoir of all time and even won a Grammy following the publication of her book. Get lost in the incredible journey of this modern-day First Lady’s story in the making…

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